Michael Conlon, who owns restaurants across Boston, goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to re-open the Stockyard on Market Street in Brighton.
According to his application, Conlon would keep the Stockyard name. Conlon needs board permission to buy the landmark restaurant's liquor license.
Among Conlon's restaurants: The Paramount and the 21st Amendment on Beacon Hill, another Paramount in South Boston, West on Centre in West Roxbury and the Blarney Stone in Fields Corner.
The Manning family shut the Stockyard last month.
The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
Word is filtering in that the venerable Brighton steak place, named for the area's beefy past, has gone to that great cattle drive in the sky.
Plans for an upscale steakhouse on Washington Street are back on track now that owner Brian Piccini has found another restaurant willing to sell him its liquor license.
Why shouldn't well heeled businesspeople be able to relax outside and watch the Kentucky Derby on TV?By adamg - 5/2/12 - 5:49 pm
Boston Licensing Director Patricia Malone says she faces a thorny question: Whether to let an upscale waterfront steakhouse turn the sound on on televisions mounted on its outdoor patio.
Smith and Wollensky, on Congress Street on Fort Point Channel, has probationary permission to turn TVs on the patio on - but only with the sound off. Now it wants to be able to turn the sound on, for both select TV shows and for background music.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday deferred action on the proposed Boston Chops on Washington Street because it has no liquor licenses left to hand out.
At a hearing on Wednesday, the attorney for the latest venture by the group responsible for Deuxave in the Back Bay and dbar in Dorchester, said they would likely have to just keep hoping a license frees up, because expensive renovations and soundproofing needed for the space where Banq and Ginger Park failed means they could not also afford the $300,000 or so it would take to buy a liquor license on the open market.
State law limits the number of liquor licenses available in Boston.
The team behind Deuxave in the Back Bay is looking to transform the home of two failed South End restaurants into what their lawyer called "an urban, modern steakhouse concept."
Kosher Blog has more on the proposed kosher butcher and gourmet shop on Harvard Street, including the owner's thoughts on the need for a nice kosher steakhouse in the area.
David Ortiz is opening a steak place in Framingham, called, big surprise, Big Papi's. Will also serve seafood and burgers, so they've gotta get Dennis Eckersley out there to analyze the serving of the first burger:
That thing's got some serious cheese on it! Hairy cheese! With paint!
OK, maybe not.